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The Gulp, Alan Baxter

August 4, 2021 - 15:53 -- Admin

I used to read a lot more horror when I was young, but fell out of the habit (except for Stephen King titles) some time in my late twenties. I was in the mood for something dark and quirky after my recent hospital stay, however, so I dived into Alan Baxter’s The Gulp.

US $200 fries.

July 29, 2021 - 15:35 -- Admin

This is of a piece with that super spendy burger I found the other day. Except this time it’s just the side dish. Serendipity 3, an Upper East Side greasy spoon offers two hundred bucks worth of tater fingers par boiled in champagne, double fried, and drowned in three forms of truffle. Then dusted with gold shavings.

Who you gonna call?

July 28, 2021 - 07:27 -- Admin

I’m back from hospital a couple of days now. Not up for much, just a lot of couch time, some reading and streaming. Occasionally dipping my toe into the fire hose of crazy on Twitter. (Haven’t been back to FB yet).

Infernal suckage machine

July 21, 2021 - 12:26 -- Admin

Just a visit from the physio who’ll be supervising my post operative recovery. I got this thing to practice with. I have to suck the little balls all the way to the top. Ten times an hour while I have the garden hose running through my rib cage.

Recuperative reading.

July 20, 2021 - 14:13 -- Admin

I head into hospital tomorrow to get the last of that crap drained out of my lungs and for a bunch of tests to try work out what it was doing there. I’ll probably be in for four nights because of the stent - ie. the garden hose I’ll wake up with jammed through my ribs.

The Scenic Rim

July 19, 2021 - 06:08 -- Admin

Expecting to be in lockdown any day now we took a day trip yesterday to the Scenic Rim, a sort of ancient cordillera of long, long extinct volcanos, or their weathered cores at least. After two days of hard gusting winds and occasional rain, it turned out to be a spectacular day.